What do school boards do?

Throughout the United States, there are more than 13,000 districts governed by about 95,000 school board members. Annually, these elected leaders manage approximately $640 billion that impact more than 48,000,000 students. In addition to fiscal oversight, school board members are also responsible for developing and adopting policies, curriculum, and the budget, employing the superintendent, overseeing facilities issues, and adopting collective bargaining agreements.

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education currently has five board members. November 2020 will be the first election cycle where school board members in West Contra Costa are elected by wards, and not at-large.

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Board Watch

One of the best ways to advocate for our students is to stay up to date on what is happening within the district. Board Watch provides insight into our public education system through our school board’s activity. Stay informed about school budgets, curriculum, policies, and more!

  • Un presupuesto que coloca a los estudiantes primero

    Christina Baumgardner | May 28, 2020

    En las últimas semanas, alentamos a nuestros líderes a salir del modo de respuesta rápida y pasar a las siguientes fases de planificación e implementación para el año escolar 2020-21, y pedimos una visión clara, pr...

  • 11/6 GO Board Watch

    Natalie Walchuk | November 6, 2019

    Welcome to Board Watch for the 11.6.19 Board of Education meeting at Lovonya DeJean Middle School. C.2 Contracts We noted in our last Board Watch that most contracts presented to the board at the Oct. 23 meeti...

  • WCCUSD’s $40M budget deficit

    Christina Baumgardner | October 16, 2019

    At the last board meeting, WCCUSD leaders revealed that the district faces an unexpected $39.9 million deficit — almost 10% of the total WCCUSD budget — for the current school year. This news was surprising because in ...

  • Welcome to Board Watch: School Board 101

    Natalie Walchuk | March 6, 2019

    School Board FAQ adapted from the National School Board website What does a school board do? Your school board is responsible for: employing the superintendent developing and adopting policies, curriculum, ...

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